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Thanks all for input.
The archive file which came from SJI is attached for anyone use.

Dilip I Patel, PE
ENCO Structural
Engineers, Inc.
7226 Lee Deforest
Dr, Suite 202
Columbia, MD
P: 410-953-8181

 From: Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <design(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Old Joist Type

Actually, I usually get the thicknesses by hiring an ultra-sound inspector. 
 However you still don't know the grade of the material and reinforcing is 
almost impossible so I just added some channels between the joists, cut the 
 bridging and then re-install it. Gary

On 2012/09/21 8:49 PM, Will Haynes wrote:
> BTW, I was being facetious about cutting the diagonals.
> WH
> On Friday, September 21, 2012, Will Haynes wrote:
>> If you can't find the manufacturer ( or if you can't narrow the exact
>> design down if you find the mfr since I assume there is no joist
>> identification):
>> I have used digital calipers before to rebuild old cold-formed 
>> properties and used AISI for the limit state checks. The pipes may be a 
>> problem since they could change thickness along the joists and unless 
>> you cut each diagonal and measure the thickness, you won't know. WH

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